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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1859 Spotsylvania County, Virginia. d. 05/09/1910 Washington DC.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1889 Arizona.

 

On May 11, 1889, Brown was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 24th Infantry Regiment when his unit was involved in an engagement with robbers during the Wham Paymaster Robbery. For his actions during the engagement, Brown was awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on February 19, 1890. He was forced to retire in 1904 after being disabled by a stroke.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Although shot in the abdomen, in a fight between a paymaster's escort and robbers, did not leave the field until again wounded through both arms.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: US SOLDIERS' & AIRMEN'S HOME NATIONAL CEMETERY, WASHINGTON.

Section K, Lot 7519

Benjamin Brown

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